Past and Present
In 2014/2015, the Saskatoon Police Service began a collaborative process with relevant stakeholders to look at a prevention initiative for children, youth and families who were at risk of criminality and gang activity. At that time, this group of concerned public service agencies called themselves “The Early Intervention” committee.
The initial committee included: The City of Saskatoon, Saskatoon Police Service, Child and Family Programs-Ministry of Social Services, Saskatoon Health Region, Saskatoon Public Schools and Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools.
Through diligent research, the committee determined that the evidence-based Strengthening Families Program™ (SFP), developed by Dr. Karol Kumpfer met their goals of prevention for vulnerable children, youth and families.
The Saskatoon committee then undertook the task of applying for funding from the National Crime Prevention Centre (NCPC).
In March of 2016, the application to the NCPC was approved and the committee hired a program coordinator in February 2017 along with a constable from Saskatoon Police Service.
Strengthening Families Saskatoon
Making Saskatoon STRONGER One Family at a Time.